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Winter Camping Introduction

FLOW Adventures will be offering a two day overnight backcountry adventures for the upcoming 2016-2017 winter.  The site will be determined several days before each trip, based on weather, snow, and access.  It will be in and around the inland northwest as close to Spokane as possible.

This is an introduction to winter camping.  A class like this is great for all winter recreation enthusiasts.    Backcountry travel in winter is often something we do intentionally, although there are many people that think we are crazy; winter is an amazing time for backpacking into areas that are typically littered with fellow recreation enthusiasts.  Most people stay inside during the cold months leaving vast areas of peace and quiet left unexplored.

We will provide:

  • pre-course equipment list to help you prepare your gear for the field
  • guides that are highly trained in the winter environment
  • food, cooksets, fuel and stoves
  • tents (option to build and sleep in snow shelter that you construct)
  • snowshoes

You will be responsible for:

  • Clothing and footwear
  • Backpack or Sled
  • Sleeping Bag and Pad
  • and other personal gear
  • a detailed list will be provided upon registration

Cost $185.00 + tax

If you do not have all of the needed equipment for the overnighter you may rent from Mountain Goat Outfitters, Mountain Gear, REI, Eastern Washington University (EPIC Adventures), and North Idaho College.

This overnighter is designed for you to learn from FLOW in regards to how we safely camp and play in the winter.  We will focus on the camping and overnight part for this particular adventure.  A lot of experience/ trial and error has gone into our personal and group equipment list (which you will get a copy of); also we have spent years of our lives living out in the elements and we will share with you our tricks for staying warm, constructing a good shelter, setting up a good kitchen and cooking an excellent meal (very important). 

 Clean, quiet, and beautiful

 

 hasty shelter made from snow blocks that were cut out with a snow saw

 

Digging out the doorway for a quinzee

This overnighter is designed for anyone interested in getting out and camping in the winter; it is a great opportunity to go with a professional in order to test out your own knowledge and continue to learn more. 

Please call us at FLOW with any questions you might have about what we are offering.

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